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WCL’s Best Practices in Pro Bono: Difficult Conversations on Racial Justice

Join the Washington Council of Lawyers (WCL) for a candid conversation about the intersection of race, pro bono representation, and justice at Best Practices in Pro Bono: Difficult Conversations on Racial Justice on Monday, July 26, from 12:00-1:15 pm ET via Zoom webinar. WCL will send the link the day before and one hour before the program. Register here. WCL’s […]

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ACLU of MA Seeks Volunteers

The ACLU of Massachusetts (“ACLUM”) is seeking Volunteers to join their Legal Resources Team. Volunteers do not need to be attorneys and do not give legal advice. ResponsibilitiesVolunteers are a vital part of the daily operations for the ACLUM, and perform the following responsibilities: answer and return phone calls from persons seeking legal assistance about […]

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The 2021 Pro Bono Scorecard: National Rankings

By ALM Staff for Law.com This chart ranks the Am Law 200 by their pro bono score for work performed by U.S.-based lawyers. Half of the score comes from the average number of pro bono hours per lawyer in 2020; the other half represents the percentage of lawyers who performed more than 20 hours of […]

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3L Reminder – Log Pro Bono Hours & Public Interest Designation

3Ls, please be sure to log your pro bono hours and fill out the Public Interest Designation Checklist by May 1st in order to receive recognition at graduation.  All the requirements for each program are contained in the pro bono google form and Public Interest Designation Program checklist.

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WCL Best Practices in Pro Bono: “I Am Not A Cat” – Tips for Effective Remote Representations

Join the Washington Council of Lawyers (WCL) and their panelists – lawyers who have experience with remote representations, including hearings in D.C. Superior Court. They are: Yvette Banker, Federal Government Pro Bono Lawyer Ashley Carter, DC Volunteer Lawyers Project Sébastien Monzón Rueda, Legal Counsel for the Elderly Jenadee Nanini, D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center Lise […]

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Log Your Pro Bono Hours!

If you haven’t already, please make sure to log your spring semester (or previous) pro bono hours. What counts as pro bono at BC Law? See our google form to find out. The Class of 2020 logged over 16,900 pro bono hours by graduation! Volunteer (unpaid and no stipend) hours may also qualify you for the MA Supreme Judicial Court’s (SJC) Honor Roll. Make sure to log these hours using the […]

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Project Citizenship Pro Bono – Spring & Summer Opportunities

Join Project Citizenship to help complete N-400 Applications for Naturalization with eligible legal permanent residents! Project Citizenship is a non-profit legal services organization that helps eligible legal permanent residents apply for U.S. citizenship. Their mission is to decrease barriers to citizenship and increase the naturalization rate in Massachusetts. Learn more about Project Citizenship here.  New volunteers […]

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Pro Bono Spotlight: Volunteer with VLP!

Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) is an excellent organization to complete pro bono hours with! VLP is a legal aid organization that connects law students and volunteer attorneys with low-income clients of the Greater Boston Area in order to provide free legal services in civil cases. Volunteering at VLP is an incredibly rewarding experience, and your […]

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Taking Action Through Pro Bono

There have been many difficult, challenging and troubling events unfold in the new year and throughout 2020. There have also been many inspiring responses, acts of bravery, resistance and activism. Pro bono is one of the ways you can use your legal skills and education while in law school to impact the communities and issues […]

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Project Citizenship 2021 Virtual Citizenship Workshops

Project Citizenship seeks BC Law student volunteers this semester! Register to volunteer at workshops after attending a mandatory one hour training. This is an easy, flexible way to log pro bono hours for BC Law’s Pro Bono Program and the NY Bar Mandatory Pro Bono Requirement. What is a workshop?A workshop is where clients, screened […]